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Dr Jason Lake

Reader in Sport & Exercise Biomechanics

j.lake@chi.ac.uk | +44 (0) 1243 816294

Jason lectures on both the undergraduate programme and postgraduate masters programme.

Jason’s research interests focus on the mechanical demand of resistance exercise, but have included movement asymmetry during resistance exercise, methodological concerns associated with the calculation of mechanical power output, as well as technique and mechanical demands of Olympic weightlifting.

Recent research attention has focussed on mechanical demands of kettlebell exercise, and the search for an optimal resistance training load for the development of powerful muscle function.

Professional

Education

2004 BSc. (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science, University of Chichester

2006 MSc. Sport and Exercise Biomechanics, University of Chichester

2010 Ph.D. Sport Biomechanics ‘Establishing the optimum resistance training load for maximal gains in mechanical power output’. University of Chichester.

Teaching

  • Anatomy and Kinesiology (SPL103)
  • Introduction to Sports Biomechanics (SPL112)
  • Biomechanics and Performance Analysis in Sport and Exercise (SPL206)
  • Biomechanical Techniques (SPL302)
  • MSc Biomechanical Instrumentation (MSCBM01/A)
  • MSc Applied Techniques in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics (MSSDBM03/A)

Publications

Publications

Lauder, M.A. and Lake J. (2008) Biomechanical comparison on unilateral and bilateral power snatch lifts. Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research. 22(3), 653-660, May 2008.

Lake, J., Lauder, M. and Smith, N. (2010). The effect that side dominance had on barbell power symmetry during the hang power clean. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 24(11), 3180-85.

Lake, J., Lauder, M. and Smith, N. (2011). Does side dominance affect the symmetry of barbell end kinematics during lower-body resistance exercise? Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 25(3), 872-8.

Lake, J., Lauder, M. and Smith, N. A comparison of ballistic and non-ballistic lower-body resistance exercise and the methods used to identify their positive lifting phases. Journal of Applied Biomechanics. Accepted May 2011.

Lake, J., Lauder, M. and Smith, N. Barbell kinematics should not be used to estimate power applied to the barbell and body system centre of mass during lower-body resistance exercise. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. Accepted June 2011.

Lake, J. and Lauder, M. Mechanical demands of kettlebell swing exercise. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. Under review.

Conference proceedings

Lake, J., Lauder, M., and Dyson, R (2006) Exploring the biomechanical characteristics of the weightlifting jerk. In: Schwameder, H., Strutzenberger, G., Fastenbauer, V., Lindinger, S., Muller, E (eds) XXIV International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports, July 14-18, 2006, Salzburg, Austria (pp. 827-831).

Lake, J., Lauder, M., and Dyson, R (2006) Kinetic analysis of a unilateral snatch movement. In: Schwameder, H., Strutzenberger, G., Fastenbauer, V., Lindinger, S., Muller, E (eds) XXIV International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports, July 14-18, 2006, Salzburg, Austria (pp. 488-492).

Lake, J., Lauder, M.A., & Smith, N (2008) Squat Asymmetry- A case study. In: British Association of Sport and Exercise Scientists Annual Conference, September 2-4, 2008, Brunel University, UK.

Lake, J., Lauder, M. A., & Smith, N.A (2009) Asymmetric loading during the hang power clean – The effect that side dominance has on barbell power symmetry. In: Harrison, A. J., Anderson, R., & Kenny, I (eds) XXVII International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports, August 17-21, 2009, Limerick, Ireland (pp. 646-649).

Bray, W., Lake, J., and Shorter, K (2010) Can muscle activation be increased when modifying the dumbbell chest press? An electromyographic comparison. In: XXVIII International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports, July 2010.

Lake, J., Lauder, M. and Smith, N. A comparison of ballistic and non-ballistic lower-body resistance exercise and the methods used to identify their positive lifting phases. In: XXIV International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports, July 2011.

Lake, J., Lauder, M. and Smith, N. Barbell kinematics should not be used to estimate power applied to the barbell and body system centre of mass during lower-body resistance exercise. In: XXIV International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports, July 2011.

Shorter, K., Lake, J., Smith, N., Lauder, M. Influence of the foot-floor interface on squatting performance. In: XXIV International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports, July 2011.

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